A Pregnant Girl’s Best Friend… Sleeping.

Can’t I just sleep all day?  I love sleep.  It all started in college when I would come home from class and my roomies (Jamie and Anna) would be taking a little nap all cozy in their beds.  I was so excited to join them!  That is where my love for sleep first blossomed.  As I have written before, I have never liked waking up in the morning, as I am an angry waker.  I will do whatever I can possibly do to just sleep for five extra minutes!!!

This pregnancy has not only made me love sleep even more, but it has given me the best excuse ever to just sleep the day away.  I am WAY more exhausted now, but I actually have a good excuse for why I sleep so much!  "Oh sorry Justin, I really need to stay in bed for a bit longer.  Did you not hear me get out of bed to use the bathroom eight times during the middle of the night?"  It is true.  The reason for my exhaustion does not only explain itself in the fact that my body is working hard to keep a baby healthy, but also because I wake up at least four times in the middle of the night to pee!  It is getting a bit old.  Last night I went to bed after midnight and by 2:30am, I had already been in the bathroom three times!!!  For a person who loves sleep, this is not fun.  Especially for a clumsy person.  I run into things on the way to my "all hours of the night" bathroom break.  That probably explains all the bruises.

Well, I would love to continue writing, but I think a nap is beckoning me.


  1. relevantgirl on April 28, 2006 at 9:33 am

    You crack me up. Poor sleepy thing. Maybe you should just wear Depends. Yep. That would fix the problem.

  2. Anna on April 28, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    How very familiar is the sound of your neverfading 5 minute alarms! Even though the sun was BLARING into our room, it didn’t stop us. I miss you.

  3. Mom on April 29, 2006 at 7:37 am

    hey sleepy girl…get all the sleep you can now, because in just a few more months, it will be a distant memory! love you!

  4. Jamie on April 30, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    Jen, I got so excited to see you had blogged. Anna’s comment is funny, because I think it was my alarm that went off every 5 minutes, or at least I was the one who got yelled at because of it. I miss you too though.

  5. svest on May 5, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    That is a LIE!!! Your sleep did NOT start in college. I remember you sleeping in FOREVER and ALWAYS being late to the bus for junior high and highschool. I think that in college, you were actually able to sleep like you wanted to because you didn’t have mom coming in in the morning singing “Rise And Shine and Give God your GLory Glory!” and open the curtains so that the sun was blaring in our eyes. College was a place where all things were possible…like sleeping in.

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